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Looking Toward Sunday, August 30, 2020

It’s kickoff Sunday — one of the greatest Sundays in the history of Sundays. Read more below about how we’ll hit restart on our educational and programmatic year during this week’s worship. But to start, let me tell you a little about our new worship series which launches this week.

Our denomination has two constitutional documents, the Book of Order and the Book of Confessions. Confessions aren’t about spilling our guts about what we’ve done wrong; they’re more like professions of faith. Throughout the course of history, often during times of religious and cultural crisis, people of faith have paused to articulate what they believe. Our Book of Confessions contains twelve statements of faith, written between the fourth and twentieth centuries, from multiple points on the globe. (You may read the Confessions and their history here.) For the next couple of months, we will explore the confessions one-by-one, with each paired with one of the minor prophets of the Old Testament. It is an extravaganza of theological nerdiness, and I, for one, am looking so forward to worshipping and learning alongside you as we explore.

This week, we kick off our series with a look at the Apostles’ Creed and words from the prophet Nehemiah. 

Scripture: Nehemiah 8:1-10

Reflection: “Elevator Speech”

Confession of the Week: The Apostles’ Creed

Sunday is full of opportunities to step into our new programmatic year together, and I hope you will join us. Here’s a little recap of ways you can worship with us:

  • Live Zoom worship is designed to be highly interactive. Dress in Presbyterian blue, bring your communion elements, invite a friend, and get ready to see your DHPC community!
  • We will celebrate communion at both services on Sunday.
  • We will welcome new member, Marlene Slavich, during our live service.
  • We’ll share faith shields during live worship. You should have received one in the mail, but if you didn’t or are having trouble reading it, here is a copy to get you rolling.

It’s a strange reality that we live in right now, I hope that we can take this opportunity to be together and remember our sweet communion with God and each other.

See you at kickoff. I’ll be the one in blue! (Oh, right, you will be too.),